Louis Magazzu resigns after scandal

August 3rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Vineland, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Another politician has lost his job because of a nude picture that ended up online. Cumberland County’s Louis N. Magazzu declared on Tuesday that he is stepping down from the board of freeholders.

His resignation comes just days after a lewd picture he sexted ended up on the Internet and later in the media. US and international media outlets showed the image and the embarrassment seemed too much for the top Democratic politician.

In his resignation letter which was published on Tuesday, Magazzu said that, “To spare those I love further pain, and to hopefully begin the process of healing, I hereby resign, as Freeholder and from all other affiliated positions, effective immediately, so that I may privately, through counseling and the grace of God confront my personal responsibilities.”

The 53-year-old urged the public to make the healing process on himself and the family less painful by respecting their privacy. Magazzu has already separated from his wife whom he has five children with.

The pictures which showed Magazzu naked were sent to a woman he was having a relationship with. The images ended up on the Internet.

Democratic Party co-chairman Robert Balicki said it was a good thing that Magazzu resigned.

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